Gov. Okowa Charges STEP Graduates To Be Self Reliant


Nigeria (Blank NEWS Online) – 

1From Left: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Chief Job Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh; Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr Kingsley Emu and the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Barr (Mrs)Mary Iyasere during the presentation of Starter-Parks to beneficiaries of the 2nd Batch of the 2015 State Skill Training and Entreprenurship Programme in Asaba.

1From Left: Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa; Chief Job Creation Officer, Prof Eric Eboh; Commissioner for Economic Planning, Dr Kingsley Emu and the Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Barr (Mrs)Mary Iyasere during the presentation of Starter-Parks to beneficiaries of the 2nd Batch of the 2015 State Skill Training and Entreprenurship Programme in Asaba.


Delta state Governor Senator Ifeanyi Okowa has charged the Skills Training and Entrepreneurship Programme (STEP) graduates to utilize their training effectively to become better entrepreneurs and employers of labour.

The beneficiaries include 540 STEPrenuers in three different enterprise, which include Computer Hardware and repairs, Fashion designer & Tailoring and the Electrical Installation and Repairs

The governor who gave the charge on Monday, April 18, 2016 during the hand-over of starter parks to 2nd Batch graduates of the 2015 Skills Training and Entrepreneurship programme (STEP) in Asaba explained that they had a responsibility to put into good use the training they have acquired and utilize the starter packs given to empower themselves.

STEP Graduates

STEP Graduates

”I must commend you graduates for successfully completing your training and you have all been equipped well enough for you to go into the world and start up your ventures and in no distant time become employers of labour”, he said, adding, ”as a government, it is our joy that youths acquire skills which will make them self-reliant and we are expecting you to grow and become bigger entrepreneurs as you all are now role models for other youths in the state”.

He assured the graduates that some of their complaints on the starter packs would be addressed as soon as possible and urged them to be disciplined and civil in their approach to issues.

Starter packs

Starter packs


Okowa prayed for them and promised that the state Government was fully committed to ensuring the mandate of Prosperity for all Deltans, which he had pledged during his campaigns.

Earlier, the Chief Job Creation Officer, Prof. Eric Eboh lauded the graduands for their steadfastness while the training lasted, urging them to make good use of the starter packs and become employers of labour.

Responding on behalf of the graduates, Mr. Austin Ogbechie thanked Governor Okowa for the programme and the starter packs given and assured that they would put to good use the starter packs to become better entrepreneurs.

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